No matter your sport, ditching your old sneakers and lacing up a new pair of can be both functionally and mentally beneficial for athletes. It may be surprising how much more efficiently you may be able to perform if you break away from what you’re used to and try out some of the latest technologies and concepts. A new pair of shoes can also give you that extra motivational boost to take down your opponent, meet your goals, or win that championship.
We know you probably love your favorite sneakers. After spending time breaking them in and putting in work, they’ve almost become a part of you. Still, don’t be afraid of change. If you’re not quite ready to toss your favorite pair out, set them aside and consider what you’ve been missing. This is Change Up 101: The Benefits of Swapping Out Your Favorite Shoes for Something New.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.